Monday, 25 April 2011

Yalumba The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier 2007, Australia

This is the flagship Viognier of Yalumba. Unlike most New World Viogniers which are powerful on the front palate but lack the length to balance it, the Virgilius is concentrated yet restrained. The aroma is complex with spices, grapefruit and stone fruits. It is rich with a creamy mouthfeel and a long finish. The secret? Grapes are from the oldest vines with low yield. Barrel fermentation, lees stirring and ageing in barrels add complexity and that creamy mouthfeel. Brian Walsh, chief winemaker at Yalumba, is proud of the achievement. Yalumba is widely recognised as one of the best Viogniers in the southern hemisphere.

Hong Kong distributor: Fine Vintage

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